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Lyr Add: I ain't gonna lay my religion down

harpgirl 28 Jun 00 - 09:55 AM
harpgirl 28 Jun 00 - 11:52 AM
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Subject: I ain't gonna lay my religion down
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 09:55 AM

...from the Ruby Pickens Tartt folk song collection:

I aint gonna lay my religion down

No, no,no,no, my Lord
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.
No,no,no,no, my Lord,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.

Well, de tallest tree in er Paradise,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.
Well, de Christian call it dat treee of life,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.

chorus

I wonder what Satin grumberlin' 'bout,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.
Well, he's chained in Hell, en he can't come out,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.

If ' ligion was a thing money could buy,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.
Well, de rich, would live, en de po' would die,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.

Ef de rich don't pray, to Hell dey'll go,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.

Want to know de reason I walk so bold?
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.
Well, I got Jesus all in my soul,
I ain't gonna lay my 'ligion down.


Yo, Willi O... I really must go back to work....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I ain't gonna lay my religion down
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 11:52 AM

....well, harpgirl...folk music has celebrated freedom in the unites states for many years, hasn't it? What better freedom than religious, or free speech? although I am not in favor of the right to bear arms...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I ain't gonna lay my religion down
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 10:52 PM

Hi Art, I thought this Ruby Pickens Tartt collection song was a good one to provide, given our latest spirited discussion of religion. But as you can see, no one took the bait...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I ain't gonna lay my religion down
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 10:54 PM

Well, I liked the song, that's all, harp.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I ain't gonna lay my religion down
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 11:13 PM

...glad you did Susan. I am going to learn some of these wonderful songs and sing them with Dr. Sound. Of course, some are derivative of well known hymns which many of us already know!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I ain't gonna lay my religion down
From: GUEST,M Gadfly
Date: 23 Mar 13 - 06:53 PM

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Gordon/sound/Nota-gonna.mp3
http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Gordon/AnnotationsandTexts.html

For anyone like me who finds this forum years after its creation. This version from the 1920s has entirely different lyrics.


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